Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Christ Has No Body

Teresa danced in her recital Saturday !!!!  She was so excited . 
She loved it .      Thank you to our wonderful community of friends, Teachers , family , Church and transplant teams that came out to Teresa's fundraiser on Saturday Evening.  We are so grateful to each of you for your generosity , love and prayers for Teresa .

The little girl in the picture above is named Teresa.   Her parents adopted her from China with the knowledge that she had a serious heart condition and that she would need a heart transplant.   Her family was called yesterday and as of now she is fighting for her life.   Her little body is rejecting the heart.   The adoption world and many other communities are lifting her in prayer.   Her story, her life, her families decision to adopt her, made me think of a poem that was recently published in our church bulletin.   It really touched me and spoke to me about what our purpose is here on earth.  

Christ Has No Body
Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)

1 comment:

  1. This is a sad situation. I'm glad to know that Teresa is surround by her loving family during this time.

    Thanks for sharing the poem, it is a good reminder for all of us. Thankfully Teresa found parents who live the poem!